Housing

The Housing Care Service provides adequate affordable housing for citizens who meet Council’s entry criteria.

Housing Care units 2011
Two of the Council units in the 22-unit complex on the
corner of Conon and Tweed streets. Other complexes
range in size from four units to 41 units.
Picture: John Wallace

The Council owns 21 complexes providing 215 rental housing units in Invercargill and Bluff. The Housing Care Service has always been self-funding, with income derived solely from rents: there is no draw on rates.

The service provides comfortable and affordable accommodation for elderly and other eligible people who require help with their housing. The units are clustered together in villages and provide a pleasant environment in which residents can socialise together if they choose. The units are easily accessible and warm and all have electric ranges, washing machines, floor coverings, light fittings, electric heating and bathroom heaters. Tenants need only supply a fridge, drapes and furniture before moving in.

Many residents enjoy the independence that the units provide at an affordable cost. If you would like to receive a copy of the Housing Care Service Information Kit, use the online Request for Service form or telephone the Council (211 1777) and ask for a copy to be sent to you. For more information about any aspect of Council Housing Care contact the Council's Housing Care Support Officer (211 1777).